Historical Events Happened In July - 23
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
1959 VP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR on July - 23.
1960 15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls on July - 23.
1961 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open on this day in history.
1961 Esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75 on this day in history.
1964 Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on this day in history.
1964 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74 on July - 23.
1965 On July - 23 beatles "Help" is released in the UK
1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on July - 23.
1966 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on July - 23.
1966 On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
1967 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires) on this day in history.
1967 On July - 23 pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1967 On July - 23 race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit
1968 Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.
1968 PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on July - 23.
1968 On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed
1968 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on this day in history.
1969 On July - 23 deli Floyd, writer, dies
1971 Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France
1972 The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die
1973 On this day in history eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82
1974 Greek military dictatorship collapses on July - 23.
1974 On this day in history mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
1976 Wings release "Let 'em In" on July - 23.
1976 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on this day in history.
1977 On July - 23 washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges
1977 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79 on this day in history.
1978 Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on this day in history.
1979 E Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops on this day in history.
1979 On this day in history keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
1980 Billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya on this day in history.
1980 River of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter on this day in history.